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Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Overview

We help shape students with an associate-level nursing degree into healthcare leaders with a world full of career opportunities. Our focus on individualized instruction, custom-tailored plans of study, and real-world connections means you’re set up for a successful career.

Who It's For

This program is carefully designed to give registered nurses everything they need to excel in a wide range of healthcare environments.

Key Benefits

Think Beyond the Textbook

We’ll offer hands-on learning opportunities and a tailored plan of study that works with your schedule.

How Long It Takes

Start fall, spring, or summer and finish your degree in as few as 3 semesters. Or, you can take fewer classes each semester to leave more room for your existing work.

Accreditation Employers Trust

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Westminster College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.

Tran Vo

“I loved the fact that the RN-to-BS was not just your typical online program. I enjoyed coming in to see my classmates and teachers and having those face-to-face interactions that I would not have had in other online classes. The program has helped me learn to step out of my comfort zone at work and has given me the confidence to take on projects in my unit—all skills I needed to have in order to be a great nurse, and I learned it from this program.”

Tran Vo ’16, Bone Marrow Transplant clinical nurse, Huntsman Cancer Hospital
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About the Program

Emerge a Confident Leader in the Healthcare World

Grounded in well-rounded liberal arts, our program is enriched by faculty who actively mentor, support, and share their own clinical experiences. You'll gain more than skills: you'll develop expertise in patient care technologies, healthcare policy, conflict resolution, creative problem-solving, and evidence-based practice.

What You'll Learn

  • Work directly with a program coordinator to create a study plan that balances your work and family life.
  • Fuel your learning by working with faculty and fellow students in online classes, on-campus seminars, coffee shops, and study groups.
  • Make the most of our small class sizes, which are limited to 11 students to maximize interaction.
  • Learn from professors who know your name, check up on your progress, and make themselves truly available to lend a hand or discuss a question.
  • Seminars are a chance to showcase projects, learn together, and meet other professionals in the nursing community.
  • Students have volunteered at local food pantries, rehabilitation centers, Head Start, Salt Lake County Aging, The Inn Between, the English Skills Learning Center, Catholic Community Service, after-school programs, and the juvenile justice system.

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Career Opportunities

Nurses graduating from Westminster programs are in high demand thanks to the critical thinking, professionalism, and work ethic our students develop.

Our faculty leverages their experience and industry connections to help students find jobs that suit their interests and skill sets.

Student Success

Westminster nurses are the first to be hired because employers know that our graduates have the skills and competencies to lead teams and organizations.

Here's where our recent graduates have gone:

  • Graduate Programs
    • 9 students are in a nurse practitioner program
    • 2 students in a nurse anesthesia program
    • 1 student in a nurse educator program
    • 1 student who has applied to medical school.
  • Career Promotions
    • 2 graduates working in management
    • 2 graduates working in case management
    • 1 graduate teaching in a regional LPN program
Alyssa Vest

"Westminster’s RN-to-BS program has been so valuable to my career as a registered nurse. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in just three semesters and was accepted into graduate school. I could not be happier with the education I received at Westminster College."

Alyssa Vest ’14
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Learn More About the RN-to-BS in Nursing Program

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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

You want a college experience where you matter—a school that will serve as a launchpad for a meaningful life. At Westminster, we are committed to making this experience more affordable to all motivated and talented students, regardless of family financial standing. You will be no exception.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2019–20)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$525 per credit hour

Due to the discounted tuition rate, students enrolled in the RN-to-BS in Nursing program are not eligible for merit scholarships.

Westminster Thinks Big

Nov 8, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Westminster students, faculty, and alumni explore thought-provoking new ideas in bite-sized, TED-Talk-style presentations. These short talks will inspire you to think big. Admission is free.

Ranjan Adiga

Westminster Faculty

I Come from a "Third-World" Country, But I'm Not a Third-World Person

Ranjan Adiga was born and raised in Nepal. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Westminster. He is a published fiction writer whose stories have been featured in Story Quarterly and Belmont Review, among other journals. His work focuses on the immigrant experience. He also partners with Promise South Salt Lake on a summer writing workshop that centers on immigrant children and the power of storytelling.

Chelsea Anowi ’22

Westminster Student

Through the Lens of a Musician: What It Means to Do Enough

Chelsea Anowi is an Honors student and a second-year cognitive psychology major and music minor. She was born in California, spent time in Nigeria, and now calls Utah her home. As a student of psychology, she enjoys learning about the human mind, behavior, and the way individuals think. As the associate second violinist in the Westminster Chamber Orchestra, she fills all her spare time with music. Examining the way music and psychology intersect is part of her day-to-day existence.

Anthony Englert ’10

Westminster Alum

Entrepreneurship Will Save Us

Anthony Englert is a financial advisor who specializes in working with entrepreneurs, executives, and affluent families. Anthony spent 10 years with Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management before joining Merrill Lynch. He received a B.S. in finance from Westminster and later served three years on the Westminster Alumni Board. Anthony grew up in Salt Lake City and has lived in New York City for the past seven years. He recently relocated to Denver with his fiancée and their two dogs. He enjoys hiking, skiing, travelling, and trying new restaurants. Two of his favorite trips involved rafting Class V and VI rapids in Patagonia and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Cliff Hurst

Westminster Faculty

To Know That We Do Not Know

Cliff Hurst joined the Westminster faculty in the fall of 2012 with 30 years of experience in business and management, including 24 years running his own management consulting practice. He teaches entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship at both the MBA and undergraduate levels. He is also a director of the Robert S. Hartman Institute of Formal and Applied Axiology. In 2018, Cliff became the editor of the Journal of Formal Axiology: Theory and Practice. In October of 2019, Westminster hosted the annual meeting of the Hartman Institute here on campus. Cliff enjoys camping, kayaking, sailing, rowing, and occasional downhill skiing.

Maggie Regier ’20

Westminster Student

The Whole Damn Cake: The Intersection of Arts and Public Health

Maggie Regier is a senior at Westminster and currently serves as ASW student body president. She has been able to design her own major—community health leadership—which combines theatre management and public health to take a holistic approach to community advocacy. Maggie is passionate about sexual and reproductive health, as well as uplifting gender-marginalized voices onstage. You can learn more about her at www.maggieregier.com.

Ned Skanchy MBA ’12

Westminster Alum

Share Your Home, Save the World

Ned Skanchy has worked in all aspects of the multifamily housing industry for the past 15 years, including management, development, finance, and acquisitions. Ned is the president of Urban Hive Properties, which currently manages a portfolio of apartments in Salt Lake and Weber Counties. Ned is a social entrepreneur and believes in finding self-sustaining, private solutions to issues facing our communities. Ned is a co-founder and board member of the Westminster Social Impact Incubator. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four kids and enjoys all outdoor activities.

Location

Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory

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